- Posted by Johanna on November 11, 2006 at 8:13 pm
- Category: Superhero Reviews
- PUBLISHER: DC Comics; $2.25 US
I like Teen Titans Go! even more now that I’ve watched the cartoons, because I can see what a good job is done capturing the characters and the feel of the show.
I was especially pleased with issue #36, where Wonder Girl, the last of the originals to make an appearance, debuts, because of her presence. I love the design, especially the ponytail!
It’s lots of nostalgia all around. I would have enjoyed seeing Wondy interact more with Raven and Starfire, but instead we got Robin, Speedy (with boxing glove arrow!), Kid Flash, and Aqualad, a combination bound to raise an “awww” from any older reader. There’s even a little big-head marginal cartoon of them in their old outfits! Of course, they’re making fun of them.
There’s more story here than the comic has room for. As we come in, all the hero girls have been kidnapped by slave traders! And these heroes are all who are left to rescue them, with Wonder Girl’s presence being essential!
This is my favorite superhero comic because it tells straightforward heroic stories (by J. Torres) with likable characters and attractive, easy-to-read art (this issue, by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker). It does exactly what it’s supposed to, entertain with stories of bringing justice to those who need it and stopping the bad guys.